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A roofing tile with an S-shaped profile, laid so that the down curve of one tile overlaps the up curve of the one next to it.
1. (Building) a roofing tile, with an S-shaped cross section, laid so that the downward curve of one tile overlaps the upward curve of the adjoining tile
2. (Building) a tapering roofing tile with a semicircular cross section, laid alternately so that the convex side of one tile overlaps the concave side of adjoining tiles
[C17: from pan1 + tile]
a roofing tile curved across its width in the shape of a flattened S, laid so that the convex curve of one tile overlaps the concave curve of the next tile.
n → Dachpfanne f